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Arno 2021
Winning a prestigious PEN America Grant 2021

"The judging panel is delighted to award the grant to Arno Bohlmeijer for his novel-in-progress, Scared, Mad, More. Bohlmeijer’s distinctive and original narrative voice tells a story both tender and powerful about a child navigating friendships, challenging family relationships, and feelings of isolation in a sometimes confusing world. We found ourselves drawn in by the vulnerability and winsome eccentricity of Sparrow, the narrator, who sees the extraordinary in the ordinary all around her."
PEN/Phyllis Naylor Grant for Children’s and Young Adult Novelists



Finalist (1 of 3) for the GABO Prize at Antioch University:
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A dozen literary Journals and Reviews at Universities such as Princeton (fiction and poetry), Bloomsburg, Pfeiffer, Smith, publish Arno’s work, e.g.:
Lit Magazine uit New York (School of Writing) and
St. Cloudstate University